Fraught Friends: Israel and the EU, Past and Present

Photo: Mark Neyman/GPO

Israel and the European Union were both founded following World War II – Israel would protect the Jews and the EU would inoculate the continent from another war. Yet their relationship with each other has been uneven: robust economic ties are beset by political tension.

Dr. Maya Sion of Hebrew University explains why.


This season is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel.

This episode is part of a series made possible by the German Government which examines Israel’s relationship with the EU and European countries.

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